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Is Corbyn Britain’s leader in waiting?

It was a momentous night for Britain’s Labour Party at its annual conference in Brighton. As has often been the case since June’s General Election, a buoyant Labour event felt more like a sell-out...

Make or break for arch-reformer Macron

In June, just a few days prior to a landslide legislative victory for Emmanuel Macron’s La République En Marche (LRM) party, the Economist ran a cover feature that depicted him striding, beaming across a...
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2017 in Review: Western Europe

In this series of articles, 2017 in Review, we look back at the year in each region of the world. Here Roy Manuell, Sonia Cuesta and Joe Barnes look at the last 12 months in Western...

Barcelona attack: not Spain’s first taste of terrorism

Until last week, Spain had been spared the recent spate of jihadi terrorism in Western Europe. Although the Islamic State and its followers had crowed of their ambition to re-conquer al-Andalus, the area of...
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India and China: Rising powers heading for conflict?

As both India and China ascend to the global top table, a great deal of attention has been afforded to the delicate relationship between these two ancient powers. There is abundant potential for regional...
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How will Zimbabwe step out of Mugabe’s shadow?

No matter where you look, Zimbabwe is on the cusp of change. Robert Mugabe was in power from 18 April 1980, when the country gained its independence from Britain following a 15-year guerrilla war -...
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Tensions simmer in Bangladesh’s Chittagong Hill Tracts

In the verdant countryside of Bangladesh's southeastern Chittagong Division, bordering India and Myanmar, lie the Chittagong Hill Tracts (CHT). They are home to the Jumma people, the collective name for the numerous small indigenous communities of religious...

Botswana’s fictitious economic miracle

Botswana's GDP per capita growth - from $58 in 1960 to $6,924 in 2016 - has been hailed as an economic miracle. The country has certainly achieved some huge successes in recent years, most notably with its...

Britain’s Foreign Aid: Don’t Be Distracted by the ‘Ethiopian Spice Girls’

Britain’s Spice Girls once sang ‘will this déjà vu never end?’, but it is the ‘Ethiopian Spice Girls’ - a five-piece girl band named Yegna - who have again returned to UK headlines in recent weeks...

2017 in Review: Africa

“There is always something new coming out of Africa.” So said Aristotle almost 2300 years ago - and 2017 was no different. Long serving strongmen saw their decade-long regimes collapse into dust in the space...

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Constantine Louloudis: ‘Coaches must give athletes time to think about their future’

Rio 2016 Olympic gold medallist Constantine Louloudis believes that coaches must do more to help athletes prepare for life after sport, echoing comments made...
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The World According to Jericho, 7 September 2018

Editor's Note: Novichok? Not a shock. After six months of prevaricating, London's Metropolitan Police has finally named the two men it believes to have been...

The World According to Jericho, Friday 31 August

Editor's Note: The Scramble for Africa The British are back. Back and humble. That appeared to be Theresa May’s message as she travelled to Africa...